SpaceX is planning a rocket launch on Thursday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station

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SpaceX is planning a rocket launch on Thursday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station

The rocket will transport a Dragon spacecraft loaded with science experiments, supplies, and equipment for the ISS crew weighing more than 5,800 pounds.

Tide-manufacturer Proctor and Gamble is looking at the development of low-resource-use cleaning products by studying how well detergents work in space.

After the launch, the first stage booster of the Falcon 9 rocket is expected to land on a droneship in the Atlantic, so there will be no sonic booms for Central Floridians this time.

Forecasters with Patrick Space Force Station said there is a 30% chance that weather will affect the launch.

Story Highlights

  • On Tuesday, a Falcon 9 rocket was pushed out to Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in preparation for the launch on Thursday at 8:44 p.m.

  • One experiment looks at how desert dust carried through the atmosphere affects the planet’s climate. Another will look at the relationship between human immune function, healing outcomes and aging, to look at new treatment options for elderly and immunocompromised patients.

News 6 will stream the launch live when it happens.